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  • Home & Garden Feature Package

    July 31 2014 5:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Home & Garden and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

    For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

    This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2014 are features on:

    Package Name


  • Panyu 10-2/5/8 Project Starts Production

    July 31 2014 5:01 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced today that its Panyu 10-2/5/8 project has commenced production.

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  • J.D. Power Reports: Customer Satisfaction Is Severely Impacted When Wireless Customers Make Multiple Contacts Across Care Channels to Resolve Problems

    July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When wireless customers need to shift between care channels to resolve their initial inquiry, satisfaction declines considerably and the propensity to switch carriers more than doubles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance StudySM—Volume 2 and the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Non-Contract Performance StudySM—Volume 2, both released today.

  • Car Shoppers Confident in 'New' General Motors, Reports Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence

    July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

    IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- survey data found 50 percent of new-car shoppers think GM is a different company today compared to five years ago, while only 24 percent of new-car shoppers believe the 'old' GM still exists1, reports Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. 

    Percent of New-Car Shoppers that Think GM is a Different Company Today than It Was Five Years Ago1

  • IBM acquires CrossIdeas to Expand Security Offerings with Identity Intelligence

    July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

    ARMONK, N.Y. and ROME, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has acquired CrossIdeas, a privately held provider of security software that governs user access to applications and data across on-premise and cloud environments. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • One in Five Companies Have Replaced Workers with Technology, According to New Research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl

    July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Is automation a job killer or creator? Both, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI). In a nationwide survey, one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent.

  • SAP, Waste & Recycling One - SmartWorld Mobile Solution

    July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Utilising the OutSystems agile development platform (PaaS), ISB Global created and deployed a mobile solution that allows users to carry the power of SAP Business One and Waste & Recycling One in their pockets.

  • TASE Board of Directors Aligns With International Standards and Strengthens Risk Management Framework

    July 31 2014 4:57 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Kerry Group Takes e-Invoicing Global With Tungsten Network

    July 31 2014 4:30 AM ET

    LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Invoice automation delivers straight-through processing for food ingredients firm


    Kerry Group, a leader in the food ingredients industry, has been processing invoices electronically in the UK and Ireland with Tungsten Network, the global trading network built on OB10 e-Invoicing, since 2006. Having renewed its contract, Kerry is extending the benefits of invoice automation globally to include all its businesses across Europe, North America and Asia.

  • Doctor Lands New Fat Reduction Technology for Michigan

    July 31 2014 4:22 AM ET

    TROY, Mich., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, MD, a Troy based physician and founder of Procerus Skin Care with locations in both Ann Arbor and Troy is the first physician in the Midwest to offer the UltraShape™, a breakthrough treatment recently FDA cleared for Fat Cell Destruction.

    The UltraShape System developed by medical device leader Syneron Candela is the first and only non invasive fat reduction treatment that uses pulsed focused ultrasound to immediately and comfortably destroy fat cells, resulting in measurable outcomes in as little as two weeks.

  • Ground Labs to Showcase Card Data Discovery at the Mastercard Global Risk Management Conference

    July 31 2014 4:11 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground Labs will be attending the next leg of the Mastercard Global Risk Management Conference Series, which is taking place from the 5th to 8th of August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    The Mastercard Global Risk Management Conference is a gathering point for global stakeholders from the payment security industry, who meet to discuss and learn about the latest tools and techniques for maximising security and minimising fraud.

  • TAL Education Group to Hold Annual General Meeting on August 26, 2014

    July 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAL Education Group (NYSE: XRS) ("TAL" or the "Company"), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China, on August 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Hong Kong time).

  • CARBO Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings

    July 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

    HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) today reported net income of $23.0 million, or $1.00 per share, on revenues of $176.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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  • Off-Peak Special: 15% Discount on Interrail Global Passes

    July 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

    UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Special Promotion Makes Travelling across Europe even more Attractive 

    From 1st August to 30th September 2014 InterRailˈs latest off-peak promotion offers a 15% discount on all InterRail Global Passes valid for rail travel in 30 European countries. The promotional passes can be used for travel starting after 15th September 2014.  

  • RDS Announces Executive Committee Change

    July 31 2014 3:12 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Royal Dutch Shell plc (the 'Company') (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) today announces the appointment of Harry Brekelmans as Projects & Technology Director with effect from October 1, 2014.

    In his new role, Harry will become a member of the Executive Committee and will take over from Matthias Bichsel who will be leaving the company after 34 years' distinguished service.

    Notes to editors 

  • Royal Dutch Shell plc: 2nd Quarter and Half Year 2014 Unaudited Results

    July 31 2014 3:11 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) second quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note 2), were $5.1 billion compared with $2.4 billion for the same quarter a year ago. Earnings included an identified net charge of $1.0 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments which were partly offset by divestment gains (see page 6).

  • Centrica Half-Year 2014 Results - Interviews with Senior Executives

    July 31 2014 3:09 AM ET

    LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Centrica plc, the integrated energy company, has undertaken a series of video interview with the senior management team to coincide with the release of the interim results.

  • Sappi results for 3rd quarter ended June 2014 highlights continued year-on-year improvement in performance

    July 31 2014 3:05 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Financial Summary for the quarter

  • ArcBest Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    July 31 2014 3:00 AM ET

    FORT SMITH, Ark., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), today reported improved second quarter 2014 results reflecting stronger performances at its two largest operating companies, ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logisticssm.

  • Frost & Sullivan: Budget Stabilisation and Renewed Spending to Revive Global Military Training and Simulation Market

    July 31 2014 3:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global military training and simulation (T&S) market has been witnessing a downtrend, as a result primarily due to the sequestration on the United States Department of Defence budget since early 2013. As the US accounts for 68.4 percent of the total military T&S market, its progressive decline has led to an overall negative compound annual growth rate of 0.6 percent at the global level for 2013-2022. Fleet renewal has also slowed down across Western European countries owing to financial constraints.